Recent research has started to identify mood disorders and problems associated with acute and chronic wounds, which have been shown to contribute to delayed healing, poor patient well-being and a reduced quality of life. Furthermore, mood disorders have been shown to have a negative impact on financial costs for service providers and the wider society in terms of treatment and sickness absence. This study aimed to survey a multinational sample of health professionals to explore their perspective and awareness of mood disorders amongst acute and chronic wound patients. Responses were received from n?=?908 health professionals working in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
UPTON, D., Solowiej, K., & Woo, K. (2013). A multinational health professional perspective of the prevalence of mood disorders in patients with acute and chronic wounds. International Wound Journal, 1, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.12018